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    Augustus Saint-Gaudens Typed Letter Signed "A St Gaudens". One page, New York City, October 27, 1894, to Mr. R.U. Johnson, New York City. It reads in full: "Dear Sir:- I am sorry to say that I have seen so little of the fellows that I do not know how they stand; but I and my family are going to do our duty, although I think it is hopeless; I do not think that Tammany can ever be downed, there are more dishonest people than honest. Yours sincerely,". St. Gaudens was perhaps the most famous American public sculptor of the late 19th century. Among his more memorable projects are the Robert Gould Shaw monument in Boston, the William T. Sherman monument in New York City and, of course, the bold design found on $20 gold coins minted between 1907 and 1933. Even light toning, minor loss to two corners. Fine condition.

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    October, 2006
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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    Oh behalf of our client, Caroline Kennedy, I wish to thank you for all of your assistance... You and your gallery are to be commended for your professionalism and integrity...
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    Kevin T. Baine, Esq., Williams & Connoly, LLP,
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